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Dota 2: The International's fourth year begins July 18

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Dota 2: The International's fourth year begins July 18

Mark your calendars, because "The International," Valve's annual Dota 2 tournament, will run this year from July 18-21. Just as in previous years, the event will be held at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, just ahead of PAX Prime.

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Dota 2: The International returns for a third year

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Dota 2: The International returns for a third year

"The International" is returning yet another year. Valve's annual Dota 2 tournament will be held in Seattle on August 7th, a few weeks before PAX Prime.

No prize pool has been announced on Dota 2's official website, but the winning team at last year's tourney took home $1 million.

Read more: Qualifying tournament coming soon »

"Yep, had an all-around good time. It's a very intimate venue for something like this, so it has ..."
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Join Dota 2 with Early Access Bundle

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Join Dota 2 with Early Access Bundle

Like so many games that are "free-to-play," Valve's planning on selling quite a bit of content through Dota 2. In fact, the Dota 2 store is opening for business, so players can begin customizing their heroes ASAP.

Unlike in League of Legends, all heroes will be available free of charge. "We believe restricting player access to heroes could be destructive to game design, so it's something we plan to avoid," Valve explained. Instead, the Dota 2 store will feature official Valve-designed items, and fan created items via Steam Workshop integration.

Read more: Get into the game with an Early Access Bundle »

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Blizzard DOTA renamed to Blizzard All-Stars, as per new agreement with Valve

Blizzard DOTA renamed to Blizzard All-Stars, as per new agreement with Valve

Blizzard was none to pleased when Valve announced Dota 2, a commercial sequel to the popular Warcraft III mod, Defense of the Ancients All-Stars. Blizzard filed an opposition to Valve's "DOTA" trademark, claiming that the DOTA brand is tied to Warcraft and Blizzard. "Valve has no rights in or to the DOTA mark," Blizzard claimed. "Valve has never released, distributed, or sold any products using the mark DOTA, or, for that matter, any of the DOTA Marks. Valve did not coin the DOTA mark and has never participated in the creation of the DotA Mods."

In response, Valve claimed that Blizzard "lacks standing to bring this dispute." And apparently, Valve was right.

Read more: An 'agreement that helps both of us stay focused' »

"We need a wikileaks site for gaming. There's something we're bot being told here."
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Blizzard files opposition to Valve's Dota trademark

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Blizzard files opposition to Valve's Dota trademark

Blizzard has grumbled before about Valve Software using the name Dota 2 for its commercial sequel to the hugely popular Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients All-Stars--usually called simply 'DotA'--but now it's called in the lawyers. Newly-discovered paperwork, filed with the USPTO in November, show the Warcraft developer has formally opposed Valve's application to trademark "DOTA," claiming it "would cause damage and injury to Blizzard."

Read more: Valve denies trying to appropriate goodwill Blizzard developed »

"READ THE ARTICLE people! This is not Blizzard asserting ownership over the trademark, it's them ..."
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Blizzard reworking StarCraft 2 DotA mod; dodging 'DotA' name

Blizzard reworking StarCraft 2 DotA mod; dodging 'DotA' name

Blizzard is looking to make its Defense of the Ancients All-Stars-inspired custom map for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty less intimidating for new players. What's more, with Valve using the DotA name for its upcoming title Dota 2, Blizzard is steering well clear using the name for its own release.

Read more: Getting the game right and ignoring name conflicts »

"Why not release DotA 2K11! And then next year DotA 2K12 with less players and worse controls!"
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Dota 2 tournament $1 million finals won by Na'vi

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Dota 2 tournament $1 million finals won by Na'vi

Ukrainian team Na'vi lifted the novelty over-sized check for $1 million at Valve's Dota 2 tournament The International on Sunday, beating Chinese team EHOME in a wonderful best-of-five finals. As video game grand unveilings go, watching five days of top-level competitive play streamed live online was pretty lovely.

Read more: Valve plans further tournaments »

"Too bad they are just going to spend it on Yoohoo and POKEMANS"
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Dota 2 launch expected next year, beta soon

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Dota 2 launch expected next year, beta soon

As well as showing off Dota 2 this week at Gamescom with a tournament bearing a top prize of $1 million, Valve's also sharing a few more details on its launch plans. While the game will most probably end up pushed into 2012, Valve says that stress testing may begin in only a few weeks.

Read more: Gabe Newell talks pay models »

""Valve still hasn't decided whether it'll be a regular paid game or free-to-play, like Team ..."
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Dota 2 trailer emerges from Gamescom

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Dota 2 trailer emerges from Gamescom

Gamescom is where Valve-developed Dota 2 makes its big debut. Not only is the game being shown off for the first time, one million dollars are at stake in a competition dubbed "The International."

But what if you can't make it to Germany to partake in the festivities? You can, at the very least, watch this debut CG trailer.

Watch: What does a hero truly need? »

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